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Recruitment: Informational Sessions

​Location: Century College, 3300 Century Ave. N. Room E2315, White Bear Lake


The Minnesota Aviation Rescue Team

helicopter.jpgThe Minnesota Aviation Rescue Team — a partnership between the State Patrol and Saint Paul Fire Department — recently practiced its wilderness rescue techniques at the Arden Hills Army Training Site.

The focus of the training was victim extraction. The pilots and rescuers also trained on rescuer placement in areas of heavy foliage. Training concluded with a few simulated missions to mimic real-world conditions.



Kathy Swanson Outstanding Service Award

State Patrol Lt. Don Marose has worked for 31 years trying to make Minnesota roads safer. He was honored recently by Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths (TZD) for his hard work.

Lt. Don MaroseLt. Marose was one of two people to receive the Kathy Swanson Outstanding Service Award from TZD. The award is TZD’s top honor. Its recipients are recognized for their exceptional leadership in efforts to improve traffic safety in Minnesota.

 Lt. Marose has dedicated his career to educating the public, law enforcement and partners about the dangers of impaired driving. He is currently our Drug Recognition Enforcement coordinator. Throughout his career, Lt. Marose has developed programs to improve drugged driving recognition, prevention and enforcement.

Featured Video

Video Description: Lt. Gordon Shank of the Minnesota State Patrol shares an important reminder about Minnesota’s hands-free cell phone law and the importance of driving distraction free.